Coffee is central to the college experience. Who helps you survive your 8 am. class when you’re running on two hours of sleep? Your roommate? No. Coffee, that’s who. But with so many great coffee shops in Madison, it can be difficult to choose which coffee shop you will lock yourself away in during midterm season. Rather than giving up and ditching the caffeine this semester, let your zodiac sign guide you to your coffee shop safe haven.
Starbucks is the holy grail of coffee shops. They’re dependable and you can find one almost anywhere, which is why Starbucks is the perfect place for the impatient Aries. An Aries is unlikely to sacrifice much of their time trying out a new coffee shop that might not have what they want or come with any other unexpected difficulties.
Taurus: Peet’s CoffeeTauruses are often busy, hard-working people with all the projects they take on. Peet’s Coffee offers Taurians the practicality they need in a coffee shop by having convenient locations on campus close to the dorms and classes, as well as plenty of food options throughout the rest of both Union South and Memorial Union. This makes Peet’s Coffee a great spot for a Taurus to drop by and start checking things off their very long to-do list.
Gemini: Coffee & Bagels
The bubbling social atmosphere of Coffee & Bagels and large, roomy tables is great for the social butterfly and great communicator that is Gemini. Coffee & Bagels is the perfect spot for Gemini to meet with a study group or work on a project.
Cancer: Espresso Royale
Espresso Royale tends to be one of the more quiet coffee shops, which makes it a great spot for Cancers to swing by for a study session. The relaxed atmosphere makes Espresso Royale the perfect place for Cancers to unwind without an overwhelming social atmosphere.
Leo: Colectivo Coffee
Virgo: Fair Trade Coffee House
The cozy vibes of Fair Trade Coffee House make it the perfect spot for Virgos to get comfy for what will probably be a long day of studying for this perfectionistic sign. The cozy corner towards the back of the building is a great place for this sign to get organized for their upcoming midterms.
Libra: Aldo’s Cafe
Located in the Discovery Building, Aldo’s Cafe boasts a sleek and sunny spot for Libras to get some studying done. The Discovery Building itself is full of natural elements such as trees and plants, which creates a harmonious atmosphere great for Libras who value harmony and peacefulness.
Scorpio: Badger Market
Scorpio’s intense passion often leads them to burning the candle at both ends; this tendency to multitask makes stopping by a Badger Market a great option. Located all over campus, the Badger Markets are a great place to stop between classes for a quick cup of coffee and study session.
Sagittarius: Crescendo Espresso Bar and Music Cafe
A little further off campus, Crescendo espresso bar and music cafe may fulfill Sagittarius’ need for an adventure. The musical aspect of the espresso bar will satisfy Sagittarius’ creative side while also giving them a space for productivity.
Capricorn: Grace Coffee Co.
To Capricorns, presentation is very important. Capricorns will thrive at the trendy, aesthetically pleasing Grace Coffee Co. In addition to the stylish interior, Grace Coffee Co. has a trained service dog named Pablo that can comfort a stressed Capricorn when everything doesn’t go perfectly for this rigid and determined sign.
Michelangelo’s, a socially conscious and fair-trade coffee house, is a great place for an Aquarian to sit down and plan how they’re going to save the world. The plethora of unique drinks Michelangelo’s offers also satisfies Aquarius’ unique and quirky vibe.
While this may be cheating because Sencha serves tea, not coffee, it is still the perfect spot for a Pisces to get their caffeine fix and some studying done. The calm, quiet atmosphere of Sencha is the perfect spot for the sensitive Pisces to work quietly and keep to themselves.
Choosing the perfect place to get your caffeine fix can be a daunting task, especially when you have so many great options. However, next time, try making use of your zodiac sign and test out your coffee shop for the ultimate studying experience.